Scientists are often baffled when trying to characterise the behaviour of materials at nanoscale and below.

Since 3d metric algorithms are independent of scale, they will help scientists gain deeper understanding from individual re-visualizations.

When processing lots of images in real time, a ‘bandwidth of confidence’ can be established from the quantifications obtained by the software. They might cover metrics for

  • porosity and granularity
  • density and hardness
  • optical activity and viscosity.

The key is that current measurement theories and practices can be revisited with ‘software lenses’, resulting in better accuracy, precision, traceability and reliability.

Who would benefit from a systematic image analysis of nanomaterials? I know that the Federal Institute for Materials Research would love to know the results. Unfortunately, they expected me to raise the funds for them to employ the researcher…


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